By James Earl Hardy
Updated August 06, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

Oleta Adams’ sophomore effort, Evolution, is just as brilliant as her first. She turns Diane Warren’s syrupy ”The Day I Stop Loving You” into a passionate prayer; pumps soul into ”New York State of Mind”; and, on her own compositions, such as the warm ”Hold Me for a While,” displays poetic lyricism and vocal grace. A